The news that wide receiver Julio Jones might miss the rest of the season has led a lot of people to surmise that the Falcons aren’t going anywhere after starting the year with four losses in their first five games.
That has led some people to wonder if there might be an opening to trade tight end Tony Gonzalez. Doing so would land the Falcons draft picks they need to build up their offensive line and defense while also allowing Gonzalez to close out his career for a team that’s in contention. A question about a possible trade even popped up in Gonzalez’s old stomping grounds. Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said he’s “frugal with those draft picks” before saying he wasn’t ruling anything out.
“No, it’s not a no,” Dorsey said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. “We have to analyze each situation. That’s kind of what that is.”
Don’t hold your breath waiting for it to happen, though.
Gonzalez, who said after Monday night’s loss that he still believed in the team, told Jay Glazer of FOX Sports that he does not want to leave the Falcons. The Falcons probably aren’t in any particular hurry to punt on the rest of the season either, although that could change between now and the October 29 trade deadline.